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Queen's 90th birthday preview show cancelled

The heavy rain and mud has led to tonight's show being cancelled

A preview performance of the Royal Windsor Horse Show has been cancelled. The event is part of the celebrations planned by the organisers of Her Majesty the Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations in Windsor.

The organisers have said that the show in front of a live audience can not take place because of heavy rain. There will be no impact on performances for the rest of the week, but the organisers said that unfortunately they can not offer replacement tickets to anyone who was planning to attend tonight's show because all the other performances are sold out.

Nick Brooks-Ward, Director of Operations for the Royal Windsor Horse Show explains the situation below.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show beings

'Windsor Wednesday' has marked the opening day of the international horse show that is attended by the Queen every year.

The colourful event where riders compete in events such as show jumping, dressage and carriage driving has been taking place since 1943.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show is the only time of the year that the private grounds of the castle are open to the public. Penny Silvester reports.


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A record number of entries have been recorded for what is one of the country's biggest equestrian events.

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Held in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, 45,000 people are expected over the five days.

Zara Phillips at the Royal Windsor Horse Show